Tuesday, March 01, 2011
So, I finally got to meet w/ my new personal trainer today... I say "new" because I've never actually worked one-on-one w/ her before... but this trainer has been at my gym ever since I started my weight loss journey, and so she has witnessed my ups & downs, my gung-ho exercise periods followed by my avoid-the-gym-at-all-cost times. So needless to say, she knows me very well! LoL
Today's meeting was an interview of sorts... Kim wanted to find out exactly what my goals were, what I was hoping to get out of our training sessions, and most importantly, what my restrictions are following my hip surgery. She also wanted to make sure that my knee was doing okay (like I said... she really knows me well) since I used to have issues w/ my left knee (have had 5 surgeries on it over the past 20 yrs).
After we had all of that was taken care of, then it was the really fun part... NOT: assessment time! I must say that I can think of nothing more degrading when you're trying to lose weight than having a tone little personal trainer use metal calipers to pinch fat over seven different areas of your body so that she can document just how fat you REALLY are! Trust me... I already know that I have numerous trouble areas... I really don't need reminded of that! LoL But, I also want to be able to show the progress that I've made, so I understand why it has to be done. There were several of the typical assessment tests I couldn't do because of my hip (12-min walk/run, plank test & leg press) but I did complete all of them that P.T. hadn't specifically banned (flexibility, bench press & crunch test). Overall, I don't think I did too bad, but I've definitely lost ground on my fitness level since surgery!
We're planning for me to start out working w/ her just 1x/week until my hip is healed better, and then I'll move up to 2x/week. I'm really lookin' forward to my first workout w/ Kim on Thursday... I'll let ya'll know how that went afterwards...